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Shirt Pattern

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:04 pm
by Sarah Elessar
Does anyone have or know where to find a good, easy to follow shirt pattern for 15C?

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:50 pm
by seamsmistress
Good info and scale pattern can be found in The Medieval Tailors Assistant. Sarah Thursfield, a book worth having on the shelf if you're into the period and enjoy making.

Alternatively, I'm sure Petty Chapman has 'A handbook of Medieval Women's dress'. He doesn't cite sources or makeup instructions, but he does give a cutting diagram [no scale].

finally, I'm certain I saw someone selling kits at TORM in October last. It may have been quartermasterie, so worth checking out.

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:19 pm
by sally
There is a basic pattern in my Making Medieval Underwear booklet, all the linens you might need for £1.75 :D

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:58 pm
by Jackie Phillips
Sally's book is excellent. Simple to follow with good illustrations; I recommend it heartily.

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:13 am
by Shadowcat
Me too. (She's written other books too!)


Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:15 am
by kate/bob
I've made the one from the tailor's assistant for a couple of people who are totally different shapes and sizes and it's always worked

Re: Shirt Pattern

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:19 pm
by Karen Larsdatter

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:28 pm
by Sarah Elessar
Thank you all of you! :)